Chapter 2: Exaggeration, Flattery, and Planning Ahead
Exaggeration by Aiden. Hyperbole is also a great way to bring levity into a situation and get your point across. When I was 5 or so I rummaged around in the kitchen, then informed my mom that we had an emergency on our hands and we needed to go to the store. She asked me why and I said, “we are totally running out of food.” I knew that my Mom could see that we had a lot of food, but we didn’t have the right food. Finally she asked me what I wanted and I said, “Cookies, Mom! We can’t live without cookies!”
Flattery by Kian. My Mom made pizza for dinner. Something we have often because I actually eat it. The crust was extra fluffy. I ate half the pizza by myself and I told my Mom that I love her forever because of fluffy pizza. I bring it up every time we have pizza. Reminders of your unique compliments are always extra funny. This one instance has rewarded me with a lot of continuing hilarity.
Planning Ahead by Aiden. Timing really is everything. I once told my Mom that “Moms can carry four things at the same time, but Dads and kids can’t because they aren’t as amazing as Moms.” Immediately following this compliment I asked her if she could carry my toy. She was already carrying her purse, my baby brother and the diaper bag. Add in the toy and that is four. Nothing like premeditated flattery to get a laugh (and what you want).
To Be Continued…
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